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Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
Research organisation
Location
Wandelaarkaai 7 (entrance: warehouse 48), InnovOcean site, Ostend, PO: 8400 (Belgium)
Structure
Type Of RI
Mobile, Distributed
Coordinating Country
Belgium
Nodes
Provider Country:
Belgium
Marine Station Ostend (MSO) | Oceanographic Research Vessel Simon Stevin (RV Simon Stevin) | RIB Zeekat
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1999
Scientific Description
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) promotes accumulation of marine knowledge and excellence in marine research in Flanders. The marine research areas are the ocean and seas, the coast and the tidal systems. The target groups for knowledge accumulation are the marine research community as well as educational institutions, the general public, policymakers and the industry (within the scope of the blue economy).

RI Keywords
Research vessel, Marine and coastal research, Oceanographic, Marine, Marine Research, ROV, Multidisciplinary, Marine biology, Marine science, Marine Observations
Classifications
RI Category
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Biological/Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology/Nanotechnology Research Facilities
Environmental Health Research Facilities
Scientific Domain
Chemistry and Material Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Biological and Medical Sciences
Engineering and Energy
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Health and Food
Services
Scientific Diving Team

VLIZ has a scientific diving team consisting of seven members, supplemented with about five volunteers, all in the possession of the required diving certificates to perform scientific diving operations in the North Sea and the inland waters. The diving team is equipped with modern diving gear and safety equipment.

data or assistance with data management
Equipment
Secchi disc
Core Repository
Van Veen grab
Augmented Reality Sandbox
Singlebeam sonar
Fish sorting table
Sediment profile imaging (SPI)
Carrousel with six Niskin bottles
Fluorimeter
CalCoFi plankton net
Vertical plankton net - WP2
multi-corer vibrocorer
Book scanner
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Genesis
zooSCAN
Niskin bottle
Fish acoustic receiver network
HydroFIA alkalinity system
CTD
MIK-net
Water tanks for marine organisms
two binocular compound microscopes (Leica DM500 and DM1000)
Scatter and transmission meter LISST-100/200X
Apstein net
Portable Multibeam Sonar System
Underway data acquisition system onboard the RV Simon Stevin
Video frame
Cryofreezer - 80°C
Batcorder
Reineck box corer
two stereomicroscopes (Leica M80 and M205a)
hyperbenthic sledge
Beam Trawl
Flow cytometer
Otter trawl
Multi-transducer sub-bottom echosounder
Go-flo bottle
FlowCAM
Tripode
Bongo net
Gilson Dredge
Methane sensor
Hamon grab
Wilson auto-siever
Sieving table
Automated Infra-Red Inorganic Carbon Analyzer (AIRICA)
Neuston net
Aeolian sand transport measuring system
Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM)
plankton pump
Sensor network for large birds
Multibeam sonar
Video plankton recorder
Collaborations
Networks
European Research Vessels Operators (ERVO)
Eurofleets (FP7)
Date of last update: 22/05/2019
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